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Strona 209 - Quid sum, miser ! tune dicturus ? Quern patronum rogaturus ? Cum vix Justus sit securus.
Strona 215 - I fly, On his bosom lie! On the threshold he stood, and Margaret! calling, 'Midst of hell's howling and noises appalling, 'Midst of the wrathful, infernal derision, I knew the sweet sound of the voice of the vision!
Strona 381 - Germany ; but far from depending on that originality, though it promised him much success, he endeavoured to assist it by extensive study. It is a great proof of our respect for the human species, when we dare not address it from the suggestions of our own minds without having first conscientiously examined into all that has been left to us by our predecessors as an inheritance.
Strona 376 - ... which do not injure the justness of the outline ; for we cannot repeat too often, that imagination, far from being an enemy to truth, brings it forward more than any other faculty of the mind...
Strona 182 - Goethe wished to display in this character, at once real and fanciful, the bitterest pleasantry that contempt can inspire, and at the same time an audacious gaiety that amuses. There is an infernal irony in the discourses of Mephistopheles, which extends itself to the whole creation, and criticizes the universe like a bad book of which the Devil has made himself the censor.
Strona 4 - French are more accessible to pleasantry that they refuse to admit it, while nothing deranges the imperturbable seriousness of the Germans : it is always by its general effect that they judge of a theatrical piece, and they wait till it is finished before they either condemn or applaud it. The impressions of the French are more ready ; and they would in vain be forewarned that a comic scene is designed to set off a tragic situation, — they would turn the first into ridicule without waiting for...
Strona 355 - He was a man of unparalleled knowledge, and his abilities in that respect, really frightened those who were acquainted with them. We cannot conceive how the head of one man could contain such a world of facts and of dates. The six thousand years which are known to us, were perfectly arranged in his memory, and his studies had been so deep, that they were as fresh as if * Amongst philosophical historians, we must not forget M. Heeren, who has just published "Thoughts on the ." Crusaders," in which...
Strona 406 - In several other passages of the Creation, the same labour of mind may often be censured; the music creeps slowly when the serpents are created; it becomes lively again with the singing of birds, and in the Seasons, by Haydn also, these allusions are still more multiplied. Effects thus prepared beforehand are in music what the Italians term concetti: without doubt certain combinations of harmony may remind us of the wonders of nature but their analogies have nothing to do with imitation, which is...
Strona 372 - The peculiar character of German literature, is to refer every thing to an interior existence ; and as that is the mystery of mysteries, it awakens an unbounded curiosity. Before we proceed to philosophy, which always makes a part of learning in countries where the empire of literature is free and powerful, I will say a few words on what may be considered as the legislation of that empire, I mean criticism.

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